In this tutorial you will learn how to add a static block to the header/footer section in Magento.
Log into your Magento Admin panel and navigate to CMS -> Static Blocks
Click on Add New Block button:
Specify your Block Title and Block Identifier.
Remember or copy your Identifier.
Select the store view for which you want to add this Static block and alter the Content Field:
Using your FTP client or any FileManager, navigate to app\design\frontend\default\themeXXX\template\page\html folder.
Open header.phtml file using any text editor.
Depending on where exactly you wish to place your Static Block, paste the following code:
<?php echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock('cms/block')->setBlockId('custom_block_id')->toHtml() ?>
where custom_block_id is your identifier which you’ve indicated when creating the Static Block:
Save this file and upload to the server.
Reload your site to see the changes.
Thank you for reading this tutorial. Now you know how to add a static block to the header section in Magento.
Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below: